Bachelor in Humanities, University Stockholm, 1986. Master of Arts in Critical Theory, University Nottingham, 1989. Doctor of Philosophy, Duke University, 1997.
Doctor of Philosophy, Uppsala University, 1998.
Danius is Professor of Aesthetics at Södertörn University and Docent of Literature at Uppsala University. She received her Master of Arts in Critical Theory at the University of Nottingham in 1989. She has published on the relationship between literature and society, and written about Marcel Proust, Gustave Flaubert and James Joyce.
Danius has worked as a literary critic for the Swedish daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter since 1986. Danius was formally installed in the academy at a ceremony on 20 December 2013. She took over the post as permanent secretary of the academy from Peter Englund on 1 June 2015.
[Swedish Academy; Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities]
She is an executive member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters since 2010. In March 2013, Danius was elected to be a member of the Swedish Academy, succeeding Knut Ahnlund on chair 7.
Married Stefan Jonsson, June 23, 1989.